Greenville Wordsmiths – Staycations

Greenville Wordsmiths presents in-school writing workshops called “Staycations.” For a “Staycation” program, Greenville Wordsmiths travels to elementary and middle school classrooms with volunteers and a theatrical storytelling activity. They are currently booking programs for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

A Greenville Wordsmiths’ Staycation is a 90-120 minute workshop during the school day. They travel to the school, armed with volunteers and an engaging literacy activity. In addition, every Staycation results in a published book for each student. Themes for Staycations include: Storymaking (Grades 2 – 4), Choose Your Own Adventure (Grades 5-8), Folktales (all grades), and the Timetraveler’s Guide (Grades 3 – 8).

There is a small fee to book a Staycation; however, there are partial and full scholarships available. They currently still have scholarships available for Spring 2019.

More information about Greenville Wordsmiths can be found on their website at, and registration for a Staycation is available here.

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